{jelly bean} Sugar Cookies

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One of my favorite things to make with pretty shades of pinks are sugar cookies, but you can use any color your like.  There are so many fun Easter treats available right now I use those to make my frosting.  Use any of your favorite candy in place of the Starburst jelly beans in this recipe to make a perfect spring treat!

Recipe: 20 cookies

Cookies:

1/2 C unsalted butter, softened

2/3 C white sugar

1 jumbo egg

1/4 tsp vanilla

1/4 tsp almond extract

1 2/3 C all purpose flour

3/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

Frosting:

300 ml heavy whipping cream

1 C  fave reds starburst jelly beans (you can use your favorite candy, peeps would make such a pretty color)

Instructions:

Cookies:

in a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs vanilla and almond extract. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Roll out dough on floured surface (be sure to flour your rolling pin too) 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick.

Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.

Frosting:

In a small sauce pan heat cream over medium heat until it’s about to boil

Remove from heat and stir in jelly beans until melted

Cover with plastic wrap and place in fridge for at least 5-6 hours

Remove from fridge, beat until fluffy about 3-4 minutes

Frost cookies after they have fully cooled

Enjoy!!

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